The Future of Soil Carbon - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128116876

The Future of Soil Carbon

1st Edition

Its Conservation and Formation

Editors: Carlos Garcia Paolo Nannipieri Teresa Hernandez
Paperback ISBN: 9780128116876
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2018
Page Count: 350
Tax/VAT will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT (GST)

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Description

The Future of Soil Carbon: Its Conservation and Formation provides readers with an integrative approach to understanding the important role of organic carbon in soil functioning and fertility. Terrestrial interactions between SOC and complex human-natural systems require new fundamental and applied research into regional and global SOC budgets. This book provides new and synthesized information on the dynamics of SOC in the terrestrial environment. In addition to rigorous state-of-the art on soil science, the book also provides strategies to avoid risks of soil carbon losses.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) is a vital component of soils, with important and far-reaching effects on the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. Human activities over the last several decades have significantly changed the regional and global balance of SOC, greatly exacerbating global warming and climate change.

Key Features

  • Provides a holistic overview of soil carbon status and main threats for its conservation
  • Offers innovative solutions to conserve soil carbon
  • Includes in-depth treatment of regional and global changes in soil organic carbon budget

Readership

Soil scientists, soil biologists, soil biogeochemists, agronomists. Microbiologists, plant pathologists and nutritionists, agronomists, ecologists, environmental scientists, geologists, analytical chemists

Table of Contents

1. Soil Carbon in world natural and agricultural soils. Amount and importance for soil fertility (Masciandaro et al., ISE, CNR)
2. Loss of Soil Carbon due to the greenhouse effect. Importance of this problem
3. Climate changes and soil Management: the main threats for Soil Carbon conservation (Rattan Lal et al., OHIO University)
4. Soil Erosion and Soil Carbon: solutions for this problem (Lovaine University, Belgium)
5. Humic substances and Soil Carbon: a good association for the future (Profs. Nannipieri, Renella, Burns, Florence University and….)
6. Carbon fixation and Carbon sequestration from aggregates (J Six et al., Zurich University)
7. Soil Carbon and microorganisms: new tools for understanding its implication in soil formation and fertility (Noa Fierer et al., Colorado University).
8. New strategies for building Soil Carbon: exogenous organic amendments to soil (Garcia et al., CEBAS-CSIC)
9. Modeling of Soil Carbon
10. Dynamic of Soil Carbon and Different Scales
11. The Future of Soil Carbon

Details

No. of pages:
350
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128116876

About the Editor

Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia has been Professor of Research of the Agency Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)] since 2003. He is currently working in the Centre for Soil Science and Applied Biology of the Segura (CEBAS-CSIC)] of Murcia (Spain). His scientific work is based on the problem of highly degraded semiarid soils and strategies for their protection and rehabilitation; and the search for new sources of organic matter. Dr Garcia has published 189 scientific papers in SCI journals. He also has extensive scientific management experience, having served as director of CEBAS-CSIC, Scientific Coordinator of the CSIC Agricultural Science Area, and as a partner in national and regional research programs.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Research, Agency Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Centre for Soil Science and Applied Biology of the Segura (CEBAS-CSIC), of Murcia, Spain

Paolo Nannipieri

Paolo Nannipieri is Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Head of the Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences at University of Florence, Italy. He is a member of the Soil Science Society of America, the Italian Society of Soil Science and the Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry. He served as President of the Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry and is currently serving as the President of the Commission 2.3 Soil Biology of the International Union of Soil Societies (IUSS). He is also the Editor in Chief of Biology and Fertility of Soils. He holds several distinctions for his global contributions to soil science and sustainable agriculture and land management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Head of the Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Florence

Teresa Hernandez

Teresa Hernandez has been Professor of Research of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) since 2005 and is part of the research scientific staff of the Centre for Soil Science and Applied Biology of the Segura (CEBAS-CSIC) of Murcia (Spain) since 1981. She is an expert in the study of soil organic matter and the humic fraction characterization as well as in organic waste stabilization and recycling with both agricultural and degraded soil rehabilitation purposes, and in the study of the processes undergone by the organic matter in the soil and the more suitable strategies for building "new soil MO. " She is a pioneer in the introduction of enzymatic studies on degraded soils in semiarid environments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Research of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Research staff, Centre for Soil Science and Applied Biology of the Segura (CEBAS-CSIC), Murcia, Spain